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  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    Now-2030
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled salmon with morel sauce, Sole Meunière & Grilled chicken

The Story

Sons de Prades means 'the sounds of our past'. No sound amid the silent valley and the cold morning fog save the distant ring of church bells. This age-old symbol greets the sun's first rays as they outline the Serra de Prades mountains. Slowly the Milmanda vineyards awaken, recalling the sacred songs of ancient monasteries, the call of the royal hunting horn and the gentle murmur of grape pickers.

Appellation: DO Conca de Barberà
Grape variety: Chardonnay

Soil: Deep silt-rich calcareous clay soils that are moderately well drained and have a very high water holding capacity.
They encourage balanced vegetative growth in Chardonnay and produce wines that are varietally expressive and very
well suited to barrel aging. Reddish marl formations dating from the Oligocene.
Precipitation:  Annual average (historical): 493 mm
Temperature: Annual average (historical): 13,8ºC

Winemaking: Type of fermentation: 70% in stainless steel under controlled temperature and 30% in oak barrel / Number of days of fermentation: 12 days / Fermentation temperature: 14-16ºC
Ageing: 30% of the wine was aged for 6 months in 100% new, finegrained French oak

Alcohol level: 13,5% vol.
pH: 3,18
Total acidity: 5,2 g/L (tartaric a.)
Residual sugar: 0,6 g/L
Ageing potential: 4-6 years

Tasting notes: Luminous, pale gold color. A seductive nose offering exquisite floral (honeysuckle) and fruit (lemon) notes with undertones reminiscent of apricot jam. Wonderfully silky on the palate with subtle sweetness on the elegant finish (framed by smooth citrusy acidity).

Serving suggestion: Slightly richer fare like fish pie or simple salmon dishes (blanched or buttered). Pairs well with chicken, pasta in cream sauce, or mushroom risotto. Salads with cheese, like Caesar salad, or chicken salad with walnuts. Creamy or semi-firm goat cheeses. Serve at 12ºC.
 

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Wine Information

Weather conditions:
The 2018 vintage was rainy overall, but especially at the beginning and end of the growth season. Cool, rainy spring
weather delayed budbreak and flowering. Temperatures were within normal range, with a slightly higher-than-usual
average during the summer.

Precipitation: Annual total (current vintage): 843,5 mm
Temperature: Annual average (current vintage): 14,2ºC

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Average Bottle Price

2020
24€

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Origin

Catalunya, Penedès

Grapes

100% Chardonnay

Drinking temperature

10-12C

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